Sunday, October 24, 2010

Studio shooting with one light

This weekend, I decided to break out the pop-up background and one studio light to have some more fun and to experiment with my new Sekonic light meter. I set up one studio light with a softbox to my left and relied only on that one light.

Here is a shot of my wife and her favorite warm blooded mammal (nope - it is not me). Obviously, they see eye to eye.

This is a shot of Danielle, my neighbor and my daughter's best friend. I love her big blue eyes and they really showed up great in these shots.

Bailey was looking up at Annette and I was able to get this shot of him. We love our big black dog but it is really a challenge to get a good picture of him.

This is my wife, Annette, being a goofball. Almost every time that I point a camera in her direction I get this type of reaction. I think it is a combination of not wanting her picture taken and me having the camera pointed in her general direction too often. :)

This is my daughter, Ali, who had just gotten her hair cut. She really liked the haircut, which was the original inspiration for setting up the backdrop and lights.

For those of you who are not photographers, you might be surprised that the backdrop was pure white. Because I was exposing the camera for the subject and not the background, and because they were 5 feet from the background, the subject is exposed correctly and the background starts to go dark. If I had moved them farther from the backdrop and closer to my light, I could have exposed the images to make the background go completely black.

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